News from the Village Writers Group

November 7, 2017, 7:00 pm

Dr. Neil Shulman: Author, Physician, Movie Producer and Humanitarian

Neil Shulman will speak to the Village Writers group this Tuesday night, November 7. Neil is a founding member of the VWG, and his activities have been many and varied. His best-known project is probably the movie Doc Hollywood, based on his novel originally titled What? Dead Again? He was Associate Producer of the movie version starring Michael J. Fox. Neil also produced “Dream of Gold” for CBS and “Who Nose” which is available on You-Tube. He will speak on Tuesday night about script writing and other aspects of the path to turn a book into a movie.

Dr. Shulman has written several books bringing medical knowledge to the public. One that he wrote for children is called What’s in a Doctor’s Bag? and he worked up the ideas in it as a TV show for kids, assuming the persona of Doctor Neil the Banana Peel. He has a talent for making people learn while laughing uproariously.

Another project dear to Neil’s heart is bringing humanitarians together for the good of all. He has organized several Global Health and Humanitarian Summits at Emory in recent years. With 1.3 trillion dollars a year spent on wars, if humanitarians from all nations and cultures could unite, think of the lives and money we’d save.

A talk by Neil Shulman is like a complex stew: you never know what prime ingredient you’ll encounter next. Come and hear an Atlanta writing superstar and all-around good guy.

Meetings coming up:

(all monthly meetings at 7:00 pm)

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Decatur, GA

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2076 North Decatur Road (at Clairmont)
Decatur, GA

The first VWG anthology is on sale for $10.00 at monthly meetings. You can also order it on-line at The book is entitled
Loves Lost and Found,
or, Love is where you find it.

Lynn Hesse and Sally Matthews joined Tony Miller on the selection panel; none of the three had made a submission, so there was no conflict of interest. The panel picked the following entries:

Short Stories
"Big Box" by Cecilia Dominic
"Leslie's Last Concubine" by Kenneth Allen
"A Luscious Epiphany" by Kaye D. Schmitz
"When the Hurleyburley's Done" by Susan Crawford
"Family Defined" and "Where Furniture Goes to Die" by Cheryl Hart Snapperman

"Room with One Window" by Aaron Bean
"Rooms" and "Wars" by Susan Crawford

The cover picture is the gift to VWG of Mary Frances, both author and artist, and a past member. It shows a chair that appears in both of Cheryl Snapperman's stories as a supporting character.

Congratulations to the chosen authors, and thanks to all who submitted.

--Anthony Miller
Chairman, Village Writers Group 

March 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
Susan Crawford, VWG Member, launched first novel

On Saturday, July 25, 7:00 pm at The Marlay House, VWG member Denis Hearn launched his second mystery thriller starring the detecting team of Garda inspector Conor Horgan and journalist Anne O'Gorman. Set in the author's native Ireland, of course the novel was launched in an Irish pub.

Village Writers Group: a community of writers for writers.

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